Nature Based Tourism

 

Scotland's landscape, nature and wildlife are a key reason for holidaymakers choosing Scotland as a holiday destination. VisitScotland work with a wide range of partners within this broad area of nature related tourism.

 

Wildlife Tourism

We conducted a sector review of Scotland's wildlife tourism sector in 2017 to form an accurate picture of volume, value, and visitor profile using data from our national tourism monitors:

 

PDF document Wildlife Topic Paper July 2017 (1.71MB)

 

Additional Resources

 

Guide to Wildlife Tourism in Scotland

A guide on Wildlife Tourism in Scotland was published in 2012 by Tourism Intelligence Scotland (in association with Highlands & Island Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise & VisitScotland). The guide provides an overview, case studies and tips for businesses:

 

PDF document Wildlife Tourism in Scotland - Tourism Intelligence Scotland (2.6MB) published in 2012

 

Wildlife & Nature Based Tourism

Scottish Natural Heritage commissioned a report into the Economic Impact of Nature Based Tourism in Scotland in 2010.

 

The Scottish Government has commissioned a report into The Economic Impact of Wildlife Tourism in Scotland.

 

Additional organisations of interest include:

 

Scottish Natural Heritage

The Forestry Commission

RSPB

Wild Scotland, the Scottish Wildlife & Adventure Tourism Association

 

 

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